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A generic mix and match guide to making a trifle

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A generic mix and match guide to making a trifle

tonka11_99 | May 7, 2010 11:44 AM

I started making a guide to making a trifle for my own amusement and as I got into it decided to post it. If you want to add anything, please do so. I apologize to the more advanced hounds. I realize that a trifle is pretty simple.

For those of you that don't know what a trifle is, It is a layered dessert usually in a large glass bowl but they can be put in individual size containers. It is usually important to put in a clear glass container to show off the layers. It is sort of like a parfait. I will try to post a picture of one.

I set this up so that someone could mix and match and come up with their own trifle. for the purpose of this exercise, I am only discussing dessert trifles.

Trifles

A trifle should have a layer or two of a pastry such as:

Pound cake
Lady fingers
Cookies
Banana bread
Brownies
Blondies
Lemon loaf

You could drizzle something on the pastry such as:

Orange Liqueur
Raspberry Liqueur
Rum
Jam
Chocolate Ganache
Chocolate Syrup
Fudge Sauce
Caramel Sauce

A trifle should have a layer or two of sweet cream such as:

Pastry cream
Pudding
Custard
Fruit curd
Sweetened Condensed Milk

A trifle should have a layer or two of fruit such as:

Strawberries
Raspberries
Bananas
Peaches
Nectarines
Oranges

Optional such as:

Nuts such as:
Walnuts
Almonds
Peanuts
Macadamias

Syrup such as:
Chocolate
Fudge
Strawberry
Raspberry
Caramel
Pineapple

Jam such as:

Stawberry
Raspberry
Pineapple

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